Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Black and White Wednesday: "When Businesses Start Going After the Over-65 Market" by John Severin

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Today we're taking another peek at the sensational satire supplied by the extraordinary John Severin for Cracked magazine. I'm not sure if Sev wrote this piece or not, but either he or the mystery author must have had a crystal ball. A bit of a fuzzy one, but surprisingly accurate, nonetheless. You know that if you watch TV you're inundated with commercials about retirement, medicine, and other aids to the elderly. Many a magazine on the racks today focus on fare that the retired set will definitely dig (even Archie has grown up and gotten married, and while that's not aimed at the elderly, it's a step in that direction, innit?). Cable channels like TVLand even keep the senior stars at least partially employed with their new sitcoms. So travel back to the fall of 1978 as we "look forward" to "When Businesses Start Going After the Over-65 Market". Enjoy this post before it's (ulp!) retired, Groove-ophiles!

1 comment:

  1. Is it just me, or does Severin and Gray Morrow's work look similar at times?



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